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Florissant Police Chief William Karabas Enjoys Retirement Party, Last Two Weeks of Service

The outgoing police chief enjoyed his retirement party on Sunday as he prepares to hand over the reins to incoming Chief Tim Lowery on Jan. 1.

Florissant Police Chief William Karabas, who announced his retirement earlier this year, enjoyed a retirement party on Sunday. Check out a video from the event at KMOV.com.

Karabas has worked in law enforcement for 52 years and will serve his last day in office on Dec. 31.

His replacement, Tim Lowery, will begin his duties on Jan. 1, 2013. Lowery was appointed the next police chief in August.

Lowery has also served as acting mayor in the City of Florissant.

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K Smith December 31, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Let's hope we see a change in this police department under Chief Lowery. We are so disgusted with the negligence and the attitude of not wanting to do investigations into real crimes like child abuse. Chief Karabas, detectives Hale, Kiefer, Sgt. Biermann, and D. DeHart ignored our cries for justice for our 4 children suffering torture and abuse over a 4 year period with substantiated abuse for one incident to one of our children. No police report, no investigation including interviewing us, our children, the pediatrician, psychologist, forensic psychiatrist. and the perpetrator. No joint investigation with DFS, with a 7 month waiting period to get interviews at the Children's Advocacy Center. We were continually blown off even by Chief Karabas who we talked to about stolen materials by the perpetrator's grown daughter. His response was "What do you want me to do about it?" We tried for 8 months to just get a police report which finally happened and she wasn't even brought in for questioning. We want all of Florissant to know what has happened and help hold this police department accountable so this will not happen to any other families!

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